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In June of this year, chancellors from both the University of Houston and Texas A&M systems will meet and collaborate with a clear goal in mind: creating a four-year destination university to better serve Victoria.

Dan Branch, chairman of the Texas House Committee of Higher Education says that "we need to explore a resolution to the current dispute". Joining Mr. Branch for this meeting will be Senator Glenn Hegar, a Katy Republican; Senator Judith Zaffirini, a Laredo Democrat and chairwoman of the Senate Higher Education Committee; and Rep. Geanie Morrison, a Victoria Republican and author of the bill.

Given the presently hectic legislation arena, Branch thinks participants should "let the UHV students get through this semester". He says, "We don't have time right now to work out all the details of the bill".

The benefit of this meeting is going to be two-fold. First, it allows more time for participants to come to agreement on specifics. Secondly, it allows those involved to act with less pressure from the legislative agenda. Together, this will further the decision making process at a pace that everyone can manage.

According to an article in the Victoria Advocate, both sides are eagerly awaiting the meeting.

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